Road traffic accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Driving on busy and congested road networks means that statistically, we may be at an increased risk of suffering a road traffic accident. If you have sustained a trauma following a road traffic accident within through no fault of your own, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash injury in Canonbie.
Causes of whiplash injury
Whiplash injuries may be caused by:
- Rear end shunt accidents occur when one vehicle runs into the rear of the vehicle in front, causing it to shunt forwards. This sudden and often violent movement can damage the drivers’ and passengers’ neck. As the vehicles make contact, often at speed, the motion can force their necks to be propelled forwards, backwards or even sideways as the vehicles collide.
- Side impact collisions occur when two vehicles collide with each other side on. This type of collision often occurs at junctions, roundabouts and dual carriageways. This collision can result in a whiplash injury being sustained by the occupants of both vehicles.
- Multiple vehicle accidents occur when traffic is heavy and vehicles fail to allow adequate stopping distances between themselves and the vehicle in front. This often occurs on motorways and dual carriageways when vehicles are changing lanes and travelling at high speeds. The multiple impact can cause many drivers and their passengers to receive a whiplash injury in Canonbie.
Discuss your injury with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in personal injury claims. We have specialised for over 16 years, so we know hot to make a claim for your whiplash injury in Canonbie to get you the best result.
Our experience also means that we understand how an accident can affect you financially. This is why we don’t put you under any further pressure by working on a no-win, no-fee basis. Our advice is always free, with no obligation, and that includes an assessment of your claim.
- You can claim if you were not to blame for your accident.
- You must have your injuries treated so you can provide medical evidence.
- Your claim must be started within 3 years of your accident.
Call now for the best advice about a whiplash injury in Canonbie
Accident Advice Helpline have a team of helpful and capable advisors on hand to answer your call and provide advice and information about making a personal injury compensation claim. So give them a call today on 0800 689 0500, which is free from a landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 11th May 2014